Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss and Feeling Good

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Feeling good starts from within so what better way to start the day than with a fantastic green smoothie!Healthy Green Smoothie

Using a thermomix or vitamix or any of those awesome fruit vitimizer machines that are everywhere at the moment, you can blitz your whole fruit, not wasting a drop of the precious fibre or goodness.

Green smoothies are generally dairy free, instead using creamy fruits such as papaya, banana or mango.  I usually freeze these first for extra creaminess.  Then you add a cup or 2 of green leafy stuff such as spinach or kale.  And a handful of ice as you really need ice to break down the fibres in the leafy greens.  We all know kale as the new superfood of the moment, but for good reason.  Kale is full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.  Leafy greens also contain this thing called phytonutrients which can help to increase your overall health and longevity by boosting your immune system! Did you know 1 cup of kale contains as much iron as a piece of steak!Kale

The sky is the limit for what you can add.  For a filling weight loss smoothie you can add some protein and healthy fats such as a handful of cashews, or some chia seeds and psyllium husk.  You can also use avocado, hemp powder, cacao, acai or almond butter too.

Here are some of my current go-to healthy green smoothie recipes for weight loss and feeling good!

  1. Energiser – handful of kale, pears, coconut water and ice
  2. Immune booster – watermelon, mint, honey, lemon, ginger, coconut water, ice
  3. Tropical – frozen banana, pineapple, papaya, kale, coconut water, chia seeds, ice
  4. Refreshing –  lime, mint, watermelon, kale, spinach, pear, ice
  5. Breakfast – frozen mango, frozen banana, avocado, chia seeds, almond milk
  6. Post workout – kale, spinach, coconut milk, orange juice, banana

Just throw it all in the thermomix (or whatever you are using) and away you go.  Any leftover smoothie mix goes into the freezer to make ice blocks for the kids!

A green smoothie a day keeps the doctor away!

Please comment below with your favourite green smoothie recipe!

Love, Kris


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  1. 1

    Hi Chris,

    Most people avoid green smoothies because they do not look as appetizing as the brighter colored ones (orange, pink, red and purples to be more specific). But as you have pointed out, Kale and spinach are superfoods that can do wonders to your health. I have tried the kale and mango with coconut water. Its not just good for you, it tastes amazing. You do a great job with leaving us so many options to try. I am glad I stumbled across this page. Will favorite it – I need to try all your recipes! Thanks for sharing.

    • 2

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the comment. I agree the green smoothies can look pretty scary to try – they really are bright green! But you are right, they taste amazing and the added health benefits just have me coming back for more!

      Enjoy your smoothies!


  2. 3
    Taking A Leap Of Faith

    How about a healthy green smoothie to start your day off right? And if you use a thermomix or vitamin you can get all the fiber goodness of the whole fruit without missing a drop. They are usually dairy free, instead using creamy fruits like papaya, mango, or banana frozen for extra creaminess. I even use avocado in mine, because who doesn’t want some good fat and that extra energy kick? Add a cup or two of leafy stuff like spinach or kale, my preference is kale all the way, it has much more in the way of nutrients than spinach and doesn’t lead to kidney stones. You can add some protein like whey powder, cashews, chia seeds, hemp powder, cacao, or or acai juice. I also add spirulina powder and beet root powder to mine. Spirulina, adds oxygen to my blood, is extremely nutrient dense, and gives energy, and beet root powder is also an energy booster and helps with weight loss. You can also add coconut water and/or coconut milk which are both great. I even add warmed and cooled down, liquified coconut oil to get another good fat in my smoothies. But if I do that I don’t add the ice, and I use unfrozen fruit because it coagulates and makes the oil a solid. If I need a little sweetener I use Raw honey because it is 50% less on the glucose scale than other sweeteners and loaded with goodness from the bees.

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    Travis Smithers

    Always enjoy checking out smoothie recipes as I find they take next to no time to prepare and can taste amazing when you get a great combination of ingredients.

    Your article is great for a list of some recipes you have with the different ingredients and some books with additional recipes one can go through and try out for the best combinations of drinks to make up.

    • 6

      Hi Travis and thanks for commenting.

      The point is though, that you can just go out and experiment with whatever you want! Use what’s in your fridge, and be creative. The health benefits are awesome with the combination of a range of healthy ingredients.

      Enjoy your smoothies!


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    I am a person who loves to eat fruits and vegetables, but the rest of m y not so much. Everyday at dinner I put a vegetable on their plates for dinner with no luck. They know our rules that they have to have at least two bites of the vegetable before they can say they don’t like it. I do this in hopes that one day they will learn to love them. I will give your green smoothies a try maybe they can drink them if they are a little sweet. Great information


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